St. Lucia - Agriculture, value added (constant 2010 US$)

The latest value for Agriculture, value added (constant 2010 US$) in St. Lucia was 31,213,350 as of 2016. Over the past 39 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 92,476,790 in 1992 and 27,190,590 in 2011.

Definition: Agriculture corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-5 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2010 U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also:

Year Value
1977 39,579,360
1978 44,469,460
1979 44,520,190
1980 35,904,960
1981 36,826,590
1982 39,284,030
1983 43,043,990
1984 51,390,720
1985 56,337,710
1986 76,402,950
1987 58,284,200
1988 92,251,660
1989 82,724,230
1990 90,030,740
1991 71,655,950
1992 92,476,790
1993 90,905,000
1994 71,365,300
1995 77,208,960
1996 77,113,890
1997 61,113,980
1998 60,426,110
1999 51,559,000
2000 53,682,640
2001 41,316,600
2002 46,370,330
2003 40,015,230
2004 41,592,300
2005 31,949,610
2006 35,133,420
2007 35,419,720
2008 46,560,500
2009 44,479,860
2010 30,649,070
2011 27,190,590
2012 30,810,780
2013 33,175,690
2014 28,462,200
2015 30,357,300
2016 31,213,350

Development Relevance: An economy's growth is measured by the change in the volume of its output or in the real incomes of its residents. The 2008 United Nations System of National Accounts (2008 SNA) offers three plausible indicators for calculating growth: the volume of gross domestic product (GDP), real gross domestic income, and real gross national income. The volume of GDP is the sum of value added, measured at constant prices, by households, government, and industries operating in the economy. GDP accounts for all domestic production, regardless of whether the income accrues to domestic or foreign institutions.

Limitations and Exceptions: Among the difficulties faced by compilers of national accounts is the extent of unreported economic activity in the informal or secondary economy. In developing countries a large share of agricultural output is either not exchanged (because it is consumed within the household) or not exchanged for money. Agricultural production often must be estimated indirectly, using a combination of methods involving estimates of inputs, yields, and area under cultivation. This approach sometimes leads to crude approximations that can differ from the true values over time and across crops for reasons other than climate conditions or farming techniques. Similarly, agricultural inputs that cannot easily be allocated to specific outputs are frequently "netted out" using equally crude and ad hoc approximations.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the sum of value added by all its producers. Value added is the value of the gross output of producers less the value of intermediate goods and services consumed in production, before accounting for consumption of fixed capital in production. The United Nations System of National Accounts calls for value added to be valued at either basic prices (excluding net taxes on products) or producer prices (including net taxes on products paid by producers but excluding sales or value added taxes). Both valuations exclude transport charges that are invoiced separately by producers. Total GDP is measured at purchaser prices. Value added by industry is normally measured at basic prices.

Aggregation method: Gap-filled total

Base Period: 2010

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data for OECD countries are based on ISIC, revision 4.


Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts